To the Editor:
“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” MLK Jr.’s words prompted me to pray for the tea party and Republicans during the recent government shutdown.
The past 18 days of hateful words and acts perpetrated by the Republican House of Congress, disgraceful display of hoisting a Confederate flag and waving it in front of the White House and the “no” votes Oct. 16 of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. John Carter of Texas to reopen the government has hurt our nation and its citizens.
The shutdown forced by the House Republicans affected air travel, international travel, benefit payments, federal courts, mail, national parks, health, food safety, education, food assistance for the most needy, specifically children, taxes, loans, science, Homeland Security, military, veterans services, forced people out of work and or furloughed them throughout America.
The effects of this manipulated crisis to hold President Obama and our country hostage over the Affordable Care Act shall not and will not be forgotten.
The vile rhetoric of Sen. Ted Cruz and all hate mongers hanging their actions on the cross must be challenged and rebuffed.
The impact of the shutdown has created irrefutable damage to families, commerce and our standing throughout the world.
Is this democracy? Is this governing for the people?
Send a strong message to Congress in the upcoming midterm elections of November 2014 and vote everyone who was part of this national debacle out of office.
To quote Charles Frederic Aked, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” What are you going to do?
Patricia Muldrow Roberts